Great people make all the difference between a good company and a great company. We invest in empowering our people to be leaders and thinkers who push the envelope on new ideas and innovation.
We are invested in developing future technical talent.
We are proud to say that we consistently maintain turnover below market in all regions in which we have sites.
The Human Resources Department conducts an employee orientation during which new employees are presented with an overview of our company vision and mission, goals, philosophy, organizational structure, personnel policies and procedures, safety policies and employee benefits. Eligible new employees may sign up for benefits at orientation. Other training may be mandated based upon job role, location, or other specific criteria. A new employee's immediate manager will arrange for any specific training required to enable the employee to perform effectively.
MKS is committed to providing total compensation packages that attract, motivate, and retain our talented employees. Additionally, MKS is committed to recognizing and rewarding an individual’s sustained performance, results and the skills and competencies needed and valued by MKS. MKS is committed to ensuring that our total compensation packages are externally competitive while supporting business plans and strategies. This includes an annual performance bonus and/or profit sharing program for most employees.
MKS understands the importance of the health and wellness of our employees and their families. We offer all MKS employees and eligible family members a full range of health and wellness programs, as well as many clinical and administrative services, through the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) Health Advocate. Eligible family members include spouses, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law. Employees and eligible family members are able to find a wide selection of tools online or by contacting a counselor directly.
Assistance is available 24/7 for personal, family and work issues such as:
Our people are a top priority, and our Open-Door Policy helps ensure that all voices will be heard. This policy is incorporated into all our employee handbooks and is part of other important policies such as Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment Prevention. Our Open-Door Policy has both formal and informal communications options. As part of this policy, we encourage employees to reach out to any member of management or Human Resources to raise concern, or complaints. We encourage all employees to talk problems over with their direct manager first. However, in difficult situations it may be challenging for an employee to approach his or her immediate manager directly. In these such cases, the employee may approach Human Resources or any member of management up to and including the President and CEO. For all cases, Human Resources will use discretion in deciding whether to refer the matter back to the employee’s immediate manager or to take other appropriate action. In all cases, employee concerns will be handled in a timely manner and confidentiality will be maintained to the maximum extent possible. In addition, in certain countries, employee’s may also have access to Worker’s Council and/or union representation.
In 2020, we launched a pilot Employee Recognition and Reward Program for all U.S. employees that allows recognition by peers and by managers for exceptional performance and significant contributions to MKS. Employees are encouraged to nominate co-workers who display MKS' Guiding Principles and nominated employees are rewarded via a third-party point-based system. We will be exploring the extension of this program globally in 2022.